AEW Signs Big Swole & Kris Statlander

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On Monday, AEW doubled down on additions to their women’s division. Their first announced talent was Big Swole, formally known as Aerial Monroe. Big Swole is the current Phoenix of RISE Champion and one half of the Shine Tag Team Champions with Aja Perera. Prior to working with AEW, her most mainstream appearance was for […] READ MORE


For the Culture: 50 Wrestlers of Color To Watch For (VIDEOS)

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With the recent announcement of Game Changer Wrestling (GCW)‘s wrestlers of color showcase, For The Culture, and the recent issues over Jordan Myles‘ NXT T-Shirt, the subject of African-Americans in pro wrestling has become a hot topic once again. But while it’s always a hot topic about WWE’s portrayal of African-Americans, the indie scene is […] READ MORE


#AndNEW Shine Tag Team Champions: Aja Perera & Big Swole

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At Shine 61, history was made for the company and their Tag Team Championships. Triple Aye, the team of Big Swole (also known as Aerial Monroe) and Aja Perera were led into battle by Ayla Fox. Thanks to their victory at Shine 60, Triple Aye earned a shot against the Shine Tag Team Champions, Rainbow […] READ MORE


Preview: Shine 60 (8/24/19)

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Shine Wrestling returns to Livonia, MI for Shine 60! This show was originally set for July but was rescheduled for August 24th. It is part of a double-shot with EVOLVE volume 133. All of the Shine gold is on the line, with Rainbow Bright, Shotzi Blackheart, and Allysin Kay defending their titles. Leah Vaughan, Jayme […] READ MORE


Preview: The Summit: SHIMMER, Smash, RISE, Femme Fatales (8/10/19)

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One of the first special shows announced for this jam-packed SummerSlam weekend was The Summit. The premier promotions for women’s wrestling in North America: SHIMMER, RISE, NCW Femmes Fatales, and Smash Wrestling join forces to present The Summit. Many of the stars featured here crossover through most if not all of the promotions involved. https://twitter.com/RISEdtwa/status/1158775550737047552?s=20 […] READ MORE


#WrestleManiaWeek Preview – Battle Club Pro: Women Crush Wednesday (4/3/18)

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Battle Club Pro is also helping to kick off WrestleMania week with their all-female event aptly titled Women Crush Wednesday. BCP runs in the Northeast regularly and they have a banger of a card lined up. They’ve also worked in a few new faces along with their regulars. Cosplay queen Leva Bates will also be […] READ MORE


Preview: Shine 57 (3/16/19)

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Shine Wrestling returns to La Boom in Queens, New York! Shine 57 is the first half of a WWN doubleheader with EVOLVE 124 on March 16th. The action will start at 3:00 PM Eastern Time with a card chock full of great women’s wrestling. All Shine Championships will be defended and feature some of the […] READ MORE


Fantasy Super Cosplay Wrestling Is A Real Thing: And It’s Beautiful

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Wrestling has long portrayed itself as real-life superheroes, going back generations. Outlandish characters, unreal physical bodies, and spandex, pro wrestling made an easy transition as the real-life portrayal of comic book superheroes long before Disney started making movies. In comic books, wrestlers have gone on to become some big characters, like Batman archvillain Bane, or […] READ MORE


Preview: Shine 55 (12/15/18)

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Shine returns with Shine 55 on December 15th at La Boom in Queen, New York! This is part one of a WWN double-header with EVOLVE 117. There is a ton of great action lined up for this volume to end the year with a bang. At Shine 54, we saw Ayla Fox make her debut […] READ MORE


#AndNEW: Aja Perera Captures Shine Nova Championship

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At Shine 54, a new Shine Nova Champion was crowned in Aja Perera! She took on Candy Cartwright of the Cutie Pie Club, and Candy’s cohorts in cute, Kiera Hogan and Dementia D’Rose, were at ringside as well. As they had during the night’s previous matches, they attempted to distract Aja with her favourite food, […] READ MORE